Stephen Matteo

has written about music, books, film, the arts, and sports for over 25 years. He has written for such publications as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Newsday, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The Hartford Courant, The Orlando Sentinel, The St. Petersburg Times, New York magazine, Time Out New York, M Music & Musicians, American Songwriter, Elmore, Crawdaddy!, Harp, Tracks, Blender, Rolling Stone, Spin, Details, Interview, Elle, Salon, North Atlantic Review, Gotham, Hamptons, Dan’s Papers, Pulse, Utne Reader, CMJ, Writers’ Journal,, All Music Guide, Long Island Press, Sing Out!, Goldmine, Relix, Jazziz, City Pages, Listener, Good Times, and Jazz Improv. He is also Music Editor of Pulse magazine. He was formerly the Music Editor of Update and Nightlife magazines. He has worked in radio as the writer of the “Something New” program for WLIR in New York; as the Program Director of WNYT, also in New York; and as the Music and Editorial Director of the nationally broadcast radio program FM Odyssey. Also, he worked in various capacities for Left Field Services, Pete Townshend’s U.S.-based company. He is the author of “Dylan,” a biography of Bob Dylan published in 1998 by MetroBooks, an imprint of Friedman/Fairfax Publishing, which is owned by Barnes and Noble. He contributed to the All Music Guide (4th Edition), published in 2001 by Backbeat Books. In 2003 his writings appeared in the book “Jazziz Chronicles: The Guitarists,” published by Cherry Lane. In 2003, his work also appeared in All Music Guide to the Blues (3rd Edition), published by Backbeat Books. His second book, “Let It Be,” on the making of the Beatles’ album and film “Let It Be,” was published in November of 2004 by Continuum, an imprint of Bloomsbury, and is in its fourth printing. In 2005 “Let It Be” was published in Italian and Japanese and will soon be published in Greek. Appearing often on radio and television to discuss music, he has also lectured at the University of Alabama and The New School for Social Research, in New York.